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SHANE MOSLEY: "THE WELTERWEIGHT DIVISION IS MINE!"
By Ben Thompson, FightHype.com, 20 Dec 2009
"Just so ya'll know, I'm the best fighter and it will be proven. Either both of those guys gotta get out of my division, because this is my division, the welterweight division is mine, I'm claiming it and I'm taking it, so either get out of my division so you don't have to fight me and you can keep Read Full Story >>>
Foreman's Manager Says Yuri Wants Miguel Cotto Clash
By Mark Vester, BoxingScene.com, 20 Dec 2009
Murray Wilson, manager of WBA junior middleweight champion Yuri Foreman, says his fighter is very interested in a fight with Miguel Cotto next June. Top Rank promotes both fighters and one of the leading possible options for Cotto's return is a jump in weight to 154-pounds for a title fight with For Read Full Story >>>
SHAWN PORTER KEEPS WIN STREAK GOING
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Dec 2009
Undefeated junior middleweight Shawn “Showtime” Porter has kept his win streak going with another smashing victory over previously unbeaten Jamar “Young Prince” Patterson in a fight card at the Grand Casino Read Full Story >>>
Early portraits of Manny
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, 19 Dec 2009
Intro: Individuals who have attained success may be in the best position to understand Manny Pacquiao's experience of success. Today, he is considered Fighter of the Decade. And there are doz Read Full Story >>>
Money Mayweather the master self promoter and more
By Albert Alvarez, Diamond Boxing, 19 Dec 2009
Politics as Usual?
I have recently read interviews where some of my favorite boxers are firing off shots pretty much claiming that Golden Boy Promotions are keeping their black fighters on the shelf.
I could see why it would seem that way, but at the same time some of these fighters shoot th Read Full Story >>>
JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ: A MAN APART
By Danny Howard, FightHype.com, 19 Dec 2009
Life hasn't been easy for Juan Manuel Marquez. The last time we saw him, he was pummeled and battered for 12 rounds at the hands of Floyd Mayweather Jr. At 36 years of age, Marquez is still looking for the defining moment of his career. The multi-divisional champion and future Hall of Fame entrant i Read Full Story >>>
Casimero makes weight, fights for WBO interim Lt. flyweight title Sunday
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 19 Dec 2009
Johnriel Casimero of the Omega Boxing Gym of Cebu made the 108 lb. weight limit during the official weigh-in and will face Colombian fighter Cesar Canchila for the the WBO Interim World Lightflyweight Championship in Managua, Nicaragua on Sunday December 20 R.P. Time.
Canchila (28W-2 L, 22KO’s) Read Full Story >>>
Is Amir Khan being overprotected if he takes the Malignaggi fight?
By Scott Heritage, Examiner.com, 19 Dec 2009
The latest statements from Amir Khan's trainer Freddie Roach seem to suggest that a fight against Paulie Malignaggi is on the cards for 2010.
This news will likely be derided by large sections of the boxing press, many of whom feel that Khan has been protected ever since his shock knockout loss t Read Full Story >>>
FIGHT NIGHT AT THE COMMERCE
By Jonathan Davis, PhilBoxing.com, 19 Dec 2009
It was a night of the favorites at the Commerce Casino in Chet Koerner's just concluded TKO Boxing Promotions billed as "Fight Night at the Commerce". The supposedly 44 rounds of year-end boxing extravaganza featuring 9 pairs of bouts proceeded instead in quick endings. In the main event for 8 ro Read Full Story >>>
The Road to Mayweather-Pacquiao
By Chris Fonarev, The Boxing Historian, 19 Dec 2009
Two years ago, Manny Pacquiao was threshing through the lower weight classes. Floyd Mayweather Jr. announced his retirement, citing a loss of interest in boxing.
Here we are, on the precipice leading into 2010, and the megafight of the last decade, Mayweather-Pacquiao, has been announced.
Man Read Full Story >>>
Boxing's Bad Boy in Crime, Floyd Mayweather Jr? Police investigating do not think So!
By Johnny Benz, DogHouseBoxing.com, 19 Dec 2009
ccording to a recent report by the Las Vegas Review Journal, two men that were the targeted of a shooting back on August 23rd of this year outside a Las Vegas roller rink, are expressing their frustration that the case remains unsolved. The case remains unsolved even though police have described the Read Full Story >>>
Remembering Baguio: Shawn Porter reflects on his time in the Philippines and his bond with Pacquiao
By Chris Robinson, Examiner.com, 19 Dec 2009
In just a matter of hours undefeated Jr. Middleweight Shawn Porter will step into the ring to square off against fellow unbeaten Jamar Patterson. Taking place at the Grand Casino in Hickley, Minnesota for the world to see on ShoBox: The New Generation, the bout will definitely serve as somewhat of a Read Full Story >>>
ISRAEL VAZQUEZ, DANIEL PONCE DE LEON & ENRIQUE ORNELASTO ATTEND 28TH ANNUAL MIRACLE ON 1ST STREET TOY GIVEAWAY AT THE HOLLENBECK YOUTH CENTER IN LOS ANGELES
PhilBoxing.com, 19 Dec 2009
Two-time Junior Featherweight World Champion Israel Vazquez, former Junior Featherweight World Champion Daniel Ponce de Leon and top World Title contender Enrique Ornelas will participate in the 28th Annual Miracle on 1st Street Toy Giveaway at the Hollenbeck Youth Center, 2015 E. First Street in Lo Read Full Story >>>
WEIGHTS FROM YOUNGSTOWN: PAVLIK - 160 LBS., ESPINO - 159 LBS.
PhilBoxing.com, 19 Dec 2009
12/18/09, Youngstown, Ohio -- (L-R) World Middleweight Champion Kelly Pavlik, Youngstown,Ohio and WBC No. 3-rated middleweight contender Miguel Espino, Los Angeles, Calif. with Ohio governor Ted Strickland (ctr-R) Read Full Story >>>
In Support of Jerry Jones
By Graydon Gordian, SportingNews.com, 19 Dec 2009
This article will, admittedly, have little to no impact on its subject. No amount of speculation or public debate will influence the location of the Pacquiao/Mayweather Read Full Story >>>
Ten rounds: End of the year edition
By Tony Montgomery, braggingrightscorner.com, 19 Dec 2009
Round 1, Manny Pacquiao: Manny Pacquiao owned 2009 in boxing. His victory over Oscar De La Hoya came late in 2008 and he kept on rolling into 09 with huge wins over Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto. It was not that long ago if I were to be asked who wins a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao I would Read Full Story >>>
Pacquiao's Conditioning Coach Tells Mayweather to Just Get in the Ring with Manny
By FJ Parlan, 411mania.com, 19 Dec 2009
Alex Ariza, who puts stuff into Pacquiao's body, is confident there's nothing illegal there. So he tells Mayweather to stop the posturing.
You hear everywhere that the pound-for-pound showdown of Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is "all but set." Yes, the camps of both parties have agreed Read Full Story >>>
Middleweight champ Pavlik hopes to put lackluster 2009 behind him
By Chris Mannix, Sports Illustrated, 19 Dec 2009
He was America's next great hope, remember? Kelly Pavlik first burst onto the national boxing scene in 2007 with a viral knockout of Edison Miranda and captured the countries hearts with two decisive victories of unified middleweight champion Jermain Taylor. With an entertaining back story and a con Read Full Story >>>
The Tenth God of War: Charley Burley
By Springs Toledo, The Sweet Science, 19 Dec 2009
The evening sun is sinking over the Oakland section of Pittsburgh like a great red fist in protest of defeat. An elderly man sits in a wheelchair on a front porch. There’s a scrapbook on his lap under hands gnarled by years of work and war. The hands are large. Melancholy eyes fill with yester Read Full Story >>>
The Return of American Swagger
By Paul Magno, Inside Fights, 19 Dec 2009
At the beginning of ‘09, the big story among the boxing media was the apparent downfall of the American fighter.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was still retired, Oscar De la Hoya had been humiliated by Manny Pacquiao and future Hall of Famers, Shane Mosley and Bernard Hopkins were on their last legs Read Full Story >>>